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Google adds Lens to its iOS search app

You no longer have to fire up Google Photos if you want to use Lens searches on your iPhone. Google has rolled the AI-based feature into its iOS search app, putting it in a more logical place than your image library. Tap the Lens icon in the…

What’s on TV: ‘Below,’ ‘Roma’ and ‘Sabrina’ holiday special

After dropping slew of holiday-related material last week including a new Neo Yokio flick, Netflix has its Sabrina special this week as well as Alfonso Cuarón’s (Gravity) new movie Roma. For gamers, the long-awaited indie title Below is bringi…

House committee says Equifax data breach was ‘entirely preventable’

Congress clearly didn’t buy Equifax’s attempt to pin its massive data breach on one lone technician. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has released a staff report declaring that the breach was “entirely preventable” and the result…

Netflix’s Fyre Festival documentary debuts January 18th

Fyre Festival was billed as "the cultural experience of the decade," but as we all know, it actually turned out to be a massive disaster that was far from the luxurious, celebrity-filled event it was advertised to be. A lot as gone d…

YouTube bans the founder of far-right group the Proud Boys

The Proud Boys have lost another online platform, though this time it’s not for the far-right group’s hate speech and support for violence. YouTube has terminated Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes’ account following “multiple third-party claims” of c…

Amazon adds location-specific reminders and routines to Alexa

Alexa isn’t just for at home anymore. Thanks to an update from Amazon, Alexa devices can perform time- and location-based routines and reminders, triggered at a given time or when you enter for leave a specific area. The update, which includes some f…

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft already found water on its target asteroid

It didn’t take long for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to glean valuable insights from the asteroid Bennu. The vessel has helped scientists discover water trapped inside Bennu’s clays thanks to its two spectrometers, which spotted the hydroxyls (bonded…

More people get their news from social media than newspapers

For the first time since the Pew Research Center began tracking how adults in the US get their news, social media has edged out print newspapers. In a survey conducted earlier this year, 20 percent of adults said they often get news via social…

Lotus’ first electric car might be a 1,000HP monster

Lotus won’t be the first British car manufacturer to go electric, but it might make waves when it does. Autocar sources claim Lotus’ first EV will be a 1,000BHP (about 1,013HP) hypercar costing about £2 million, or roughly $2.5 million. It’d…

Sony and Rhapsody prep an audiophile streaming service for Japan

It’s notoriously difficult for streaming music services to get a foothold in Japan — this is a country where CDs still reign (72 percent of music revenue was for physical media in 2017). All the same, Sony and Rhapsody are giving it a shot. They’r…